Mung bean

Vigna radiata

  • Mung bean
  • Mung bean
  • Flower name
    Mung bean
  • Scientific name
    Vigna radiata
  • Alias緑豆, Mung bean, Green gram
  • Place of originIndia
  • Place of floweringField
  • Flowering seasonJuly, August, September, October

What is Mung bean

Mung bean or Ryokutou (scientific name: Vigna radiata) is an annual herbaceous plant in the family Fabaceae native to India. It is the seed of the Yaenari (double seed, scientific name: Vigna radiata), which is used to make bean sprouts. The seeds are edible as a vegetable when they sprout from the seeds. Most bean sprouts are made from mung beans, but there are also rare bean sprouts from the black bean (Glycine max 'Kuromame').

Common name: mung bean, scientific name:Vigna radiata, Also known as: Aoazuki (green azuki bean), Yaenari (double seed), Mung bean, green gram, Place of origin: India , Habitat distribution: Japan and other East to South Asia, Australia, Africa, South America , Plant height: 20-150 cm,
Leaf shape: biplane, with three outlines, Leaf shape: ovoid, round, flower color: light yellow, flower shape: butterfly-shaped.


  • Eye
    Fabales
  • Family
    Fabaceae
  • Genus
    Vigna
  • Species
    V. radiata
  • Type of flower
    Left-right symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Gross inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Butterfly shape
  • Leaf type
    3-fold compound leaf
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life typeannual herbaceous
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height20.0 ~ 150.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.5 ~ 0.8 cm

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